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Dr. Jacques LaFrance became a follower of Jesus as a freshman at Harvard University. Throughout the rest of his undergraduate and graduate work, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

After completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science, he taught at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and then at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His final teaching assignment was as an adjunct associate professor in the master’s program at Oklahoma State University’s Tulsa campus. After retiring in 2000, he has done various things, mostly tutoring in mathematics and science.

In the 1970s, he was introduced to George Ritchie’s Return from Tomorrow and Maurice Rawlings’ Beyond Death’s Door. He was so fascinated with what he read that he ultimately read all 58 books in the bibliography. By noting the consistency and differences in each of these accounts, he conceived the idea of this book to create a thorough overview of what heaven is like in all of its features by putting together different authors’ descriptions of each feature.

He currently lives in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa. He enjoys nature lore, hiking, bicycling, and N-scale model railroading.

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